Monday, April 18, 2011

Decorated Easter Basket + Coloring Easter Eggs

I decorated this cute little basket with a pink Lace Rose I made.
We filled the basket with some pink and green dyed eggs.
Egg Dying Tutorial:
Hard boiled Eggs (Cooled)
1 Coffee Mug for each color you want to do
1/2 cup of water in each mug
Food coloring 10 to 20 drops of each color
1 Tbsp of Vinegar
Put Food Coloring and vinegar into water
Newspaper (on table in case of spills)
(I am so glad I put this down first or my table would probably be green)
Paper Towels (For laying eggs on to dry)

Put your egg in a pan covered with water.
I use lukewarm tap water.
You don't want hot water it may crack your eggs.

 When your water starts to
 boil cook eggs for 10 min.
Cool eggs.

Carefully put the eggs in the dye with a tablespoon.

Every once in a while check the eggs by seeing how dark they are.
While we were doing this together we had a little talk time how the egg represents life and that through Jesus we can have new life.
The Bible tells us to train our children while they are young.

The longer you leave the egg in the dye the darker it will get.

After you remove the egg from the dye, dry it off with a paper towel and then lay it on a paper towel to dry.

After eggs are completely dry place them in a cute decorated basket.
This makes a festive centerpiece for your table.

I Joyfully Reccomend


Tiggeriffic said...

I love decorating eggs.. When I was a little girl we would use the outer layer of a yellow onion. The skin. My mom would have a small square of a white sheet and she would wrap the egg in the skin of the onion and then wrap the cloth around the egg with the onion skin and tie it together with a string. Then she would boil the egg.. When it was finished the egg was a golden brown... IT was so beautiful~!
Have a Tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)


What a lovely blog you have! Your kids are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your joyful living!

Danielle said...

Your kiddos are so cute decorating their eggs - I love the looks on their faces! What a fun family tradition. My kids are just barely old enough to color eggs, so it's fun to see what other families are doing, that we might do down the road. Thanks for inspiring me. :) I found you through the Domestically Divine Link Up, by the way.

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Good, old fashion egg decorating. I love it. Sadly I haven't done it this way in year. Thank you for reminding me of the the simple homemade things!!

Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope to see you back next week!!

Far Above Rubies said...

So much fun!



Let'sMakeADifference said...

Beautiful! I'm blog hopping and found yours. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Decorating eggs is always a favorite memory of mine as a child and now I enjoy it with my kids.

Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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